Lourdes, JM claim tennis victories

Rochester Lourdes' Ben Habermann and Brian Welch had to make comebacks at No. 2 and No. 3 singles to help the Eagles get a 5-2 win over Winona in non-conference boys tennis Monday.

"The guys battled hard and came back to win," said Lourdes coach Kevin Rust. "Winona has a nice club, and everyone played hard."

lourdes 5, Winona 2

Singles -- Brian Lipinski (W) def. Paul Johnson 6-0, 6-1; Ben Habermann (L) def. Reed Kennedy 6-2, 6-2; Brian Welch (L) def. Chris Mechell 7-6(8), 6-4; Matt Welch (L) def. Steffen Van Deinse (W) 6-1, 6-1. Doubles -- Nick Pearson/Mike Alker (L) def. Tyler Kurmholz/Ryan Gegg-Harrison 6-4, 7-5; Andrew Huettner/Ryan Kennedy (L) def. Matt Marsh/Nate Pattee 7-6(4), 7-5; Abe Pattee/Paul Speltz (W) def. Joe Beatty/Richard Cockerill 6-0, 6-1.

JM tops Winona Cotter


Rochester John Marshall won four three-set matches in a 5-2 win over Winona Cotter on Monday.

"We are either in better shape or mentally tougher right now," said JM coach Dave Edwards.

JM is 4-2 overall and plays Rochester Century today.

John Marshall 5, Winona Cotter 2

Singles: Jared Novotny (Cott) def. Jeff Butorac 6-1, 6-1; Ryan Olson (JM) def. Dan Lindholm 3-6, 6-4, 6-1; Mike Becker (JM) def. Ryan Wemenunde 6-2, 6-2; Evan Enquist (JM) def. David Leaf 6-3, 5-7, 6-2. Doubles: Sagar Chowdhury/Shaun Snider (JM) def. Jeremy Brickner/Troy Lochner 6-3, 5-7, 7-5; Jerry Huang/Blake Heymans def. Tyler Mckay/Hudson Lanier 7-5, 6-3; Brian Olson/Wilbur Kan def. Stuart Geoth/Justin Loeffler 5-7, 6-4, 6-3.

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